Risotto with Parmesan

0 from 0 votes Print Risotto with Parmesan Servings 2 Author NonnaBox Ingredients 1 liter of vegetable broth 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 shallot 160 g of rice 50 ml dry white wine 40 g of grated Parmesan cheese Parmesan cheese shavings to garnish Balsamic vinegar Instructions Bring the vegetable broth to a […]

Risotto with mushrooms and peas

0 from 0 votes Print Risotto with mushrooms and peas Author NonnaBox Ingredients 300 grams rice 300 grams mushrooms 200 grams fresh or frozen shelled peas 1 clove finely chopped garlic onion dry white wine 1 bunch parsley 1 carton vegetable broth extra virgin olive oil salt pepper grated Parmesan cheese Instructions Fry the finely […]

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Filtered versus Unfiltered

To filter or not to filter extra virgin olive oil: there’s a lot of chatter around which is best. Many well-meaning foodies will tell you to only buy unfiltered, but in reality this is hardly true, as the answer is more cloudy than clear. Contents In favor of filteringIn favor of not filteringHow to tell the […]

Risotto with Grilled Shrimp

Add another risotto recipe to your repertoire with this easy-to-make risotto with grilled shrimp version! 5 from 1 vote Print Risotto with Grilled Shrimp Servings 4 Author Nonna Box Ingredients 1 pound large shrimp cleaned and peeled 1 teaspoon lemon zest ¼ teaspoon red chili flake 4 cups shrimp stock* 2 tablespoons olive oil divided […]

Risotto with dried mushrooms

Keen to try your hand at making risotto? Here’s an easy-to-prepare and authentically Italian risotto recipe made with fragrant and flavorful porcini mushrooms. 0 from 0 votes Print Risotto with dried mushrooms Servings 4 Author NonnaBox Ingredients 1 liter vegetable broth 150 g dried porcini mushrooms 30 g butter 1 onion 3 sprigs of parsley […]

The Story of Your Nonna Box

Each month, your Nonna Box arrives with its delicious and story-filled products ready to transport you to Italy via your kitchen. It’s a seamless and tasty experience, and yet so many stars must align before you ever receive your box. Indeed, a couple months ago I struggled to snag the last imported batch of pizzoccheri anywhere in […]

One last taste of your Tuscan box

We’ve been so busy gearing up for Mother’s Day that we’ve hardly spent enough time oohing and ahhing over the Tuscany box itself. With that in mind, let’s chat about the remaining two of six products in this month’s box. First up is this herbed sea salt, a flavorful mix of Italian coarse sea salt, juniper, […]

Meet our Tuscan nonna

“I left Radda in Chianti this morning on the 7 a.m. coach and I arrived in Montepulciano around 11:30 a.m. Last night, I couldn’t sleep for excitement,” scrawled Nonna Gabriella in her diary on September 10th, 1955. She was traveling to this “foreign place,” as she described it, for a handicraft exhibition, but little did she know it would […]

Your Tuscan experience awaits

What comes to mind when you think of Tuscany? Perhaps big, postcard-worthy cities such as Florence, Siena or Pisa. Or maybe rolling landscapes quilted by never-ending vineyards and olive trees. Or, if you’re like me, your stomach does all the thinking, replacing those city and countryside visuals with imaginary aromas and flavors of freshly made […]